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Call back the cap-com,
Tick off the time-bomb,
Let felicity fly!
Armour the airlock,
Blanket the bedrock,
And kiss the planet goodbye!

Dear God, I was terribly lost,
When the galaxies crossed,
And the Sun went dark.
Dear God, You're the only North Star,
I would follow this far.

Fight back the flight deck,
Bring on the breakneck,
Cue the solar eclipse!
Summit the sunset,
Dubtail the dragnet,
And blow your backbone to bits!

Dear God, I was terribly lost,
When the galaxies crossed,
And the Sun went dark.
Dear God, You're the only North Star,
I would follow this far.

Oh telescope, keep an eye on my only hope,
Lest I blink and be swept off the narrow road.
Hercules, you've got nothing to say to me,
'Cause you're not the blinding light that I need.

For He is the saving grace of the Galaxies!
He is the saving grace of the Galaxies

Dear God, I was terribly lost,
When the galaxies crossed,
And the Sun went dark.
(Went dark)
Dear God, You're the only North Star,
I would follow this far.

I would follow this far.
(Galaxies, galaxies, through the galaxies, through the galaxies)



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    UnregisteredDec 15, 2013 at 5:34 pm
    Its actually about the 1986 challenger disaster, when they went up and 73 seconds later, to the shock of america, it blew up. I know this cause I'm doing a project on this. Its really sad. Alligator sky is also about the challenger disaster. Very sad! I'm also including lyrics from both songs. This wouldnt have happened is nasa had listened to the engineers working on the challenger. Its the o-rings fault!
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    sullymcgullySep 27, 2014 at 1:12 am
    This song is certainly about the Challenger tragedy, and it's definitely from a Christian point of view. It portrays the astronauts who sailed into the sky on that fateful day. Thought they were never seen again on earth, they could have been welcomed into Heaven shortly after, or as President Reagan said afterwards, "touched the face of God".
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    UnregisteredJul 21, 2012 at 12:35 pm
    I believe this song is a christian song about how brilliant god is and how jesus is his galaxy.
    But there could be another meaning to this. The song could be refering to the nasa disaster, about how the astronauts felt in their very last moments of life.
    "dear god, i was terrible lost when the galaxies crossed and the sun went dark. "
    Such a brilliant song, means the world to me. Adam has such a beautiful voice. I love him.
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    UnregisteredMay 3, 2012 at 8:24 am
    Sounds like a song symbolizing freedom and happiness (references to flight and space, felicity), with someone/something very important from the singer's perspective (likely a deity, god) being portrayed as a star, more specifically the north star. The north star was and is extremely important to navigation, as it can be used in finding north and determining latitude. With this in mind, the singer is saying, in essence, that the person portrayed by the north star is what's guiding him; is what he is following.
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    UnregisteredMar 31, 2012 at 7:11 pm
    This seems like a song about a struggle to keep your focus on god. The galaxies seem to different distractions in life. When we go after those worldy things instead of god, it is like the galaxies crossing in front of the sun and blocking it out. In the same way when we focus on worldy things and get distracted, we lose our focus on god. The telescope must be constantly focused on the sun to avoid losing it. We must stay focused on god to avoid losing sight of his plan and turning off the narrow road that we are supposed to stay on if we are true followers of christ. Good song.

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